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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The title, subtitle, or topic that stands at the top or beginning, as of a paragraph, letter, or chapter.
  • n. The course or direction in which a ship or aircraft is moving.
  • n. A gallery or drift in a mine.
  • n. The end of a gallery or drift.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. Present participle of head.
  • n. The title or topic of a document, article, chapter etc.
  • n. The direction into which a seagoing or airborne vessel's bow is pointing (apparent heading) and/or the direction into which it is actually moving relative to the ground (true heading)

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The act or state of one who, or that which, heads; formation of a head.
  • n. That which stands at the head; title.
  • n. Material for the heads of casks, barrels, etc.
  • n.
  • n. A gallery, drift, or adit in a mine; the vein above a drift.
  • n. The end of a drift or gallery; also, the working face at the end of a tunnel, gallery, drift, or adit from which the work is advanced.
  • n. The extension of a line ruffling above the line of stitch.
  • n. That end of a stone or brick which is presented outward.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The act or process of providing with a head: as, the heading of a pin or of a barrel.
  • n. That which stands at the head; especially, a title; a caption: as, the heading of a paper.
  • n. Material to form a head, as timber for forming the heads of casks.
  • n. The foam on liquor.
  • n. A preparation of equal parts of alum and green vitriol, used in brewing.
  • n. In dressmaking: The upper edge of a flounce or ruffle which projects above the line stitched on the dress, etc.
  • n. Any narrow braid or trimming placed at the head of a flounce, ruffle, fringe, or other trimming.
  • n. In lace-making, the edge of the lace on the side sewed to the dress, whether as a part of the design or in the form of a separate braid.
  • n. In fireworks, the particular device of a rocket, especially when used as a signal: as, a star-heading.
  • n. A driftway or passage excavated in the line of an intended tunnel, forming a gullet in which the men work.
  • n. In coal-mining:
  • n. plural In placer-mining, the mass of gravel above the head of the sluice.
  • n. In brickwork, a row or course of headers; a heading-course.
  • n. The molding above a door or a window; a head-mold.
  • n. Homespun cloth.
  • n. See the extract.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the direction or path along which something moves or along which it lies
  • n. a line of text serving to indicate what the passage below it is about
  • n. a horizontal (or nearly horizontal) passageway in a mine

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